Metro is testing three styles of resilient flooring in its new Series 6000 rail cars as the transit agency looks at ways to reduce costs and improve customer service. Metro officials say non-carpeted floors are less expensive, more environmentally friendly and easier to maintain. Transit officials say the carpet is vacuumed once a week, shampooed every two months and replaced every five years at a cost of $5,200 per rail car. Riders say that carpet gets dirty and smells when wet.
SOURCE: | The Washington Post - May 17, 2008
This 'Closed' Ramp Sure Has A Lot of Traffic Article | Dear Dr. Gridlock: On the southbound George Washington Parkway, just before the exit for the Key Bridge, is a sign stating that the exit is closed on weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. Yet whenever I drive through Rosslyn to the Key Bridge on weekdays between 8:30 and 9 a.m., I always encounter a line of ...